Happy Friday friends!
This month I'm going to be celebrating Black History Month by sharing activities and book lists for you to help teach your children (and yourselves) about iconic Black figures who have contributed to this country. I know there's a lot of controversy surrounding Black History Month, however, I still strongly believe it's an important and very necessary month. It's been a while since I've done a Freebie Friday, so I decided to kick off the month with a free matching activity for you to work on with your children.
The instructions are simple, match the corresponding Black figure to their accomplishment or contribution. Click here, or on the image above to download and print a 8 x 11 copy of this worksheet to complete with your children.
In addition to the worksheet, I've put together a book-list highlighting each of the historical figures listed on the worksheet. This is an excellent way to further explore what each individual contributed to this county. These books are all listed on Amazon, but can probably be found in most local book stores.
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention (Percy Julian)
Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
The Little Plant Doctor: A Story About George Washington Carver
The Tuskegee Airmen Story
A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall (Picture Book Biographies)
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
Walking the Road to Freedom (Sojourner Truth)
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Happy Black History Month. Enjoy, celebrate, and share!
Until next time,